I live in LA and I primarily ride canyons and streets near the beach. I wanted a jersey that I could use when cool that I could layer as well as for slightly warmer weather. I prefer to keep my arms covered and the weight is perfect. The fit is perfectly snug and never feels tight. I love the color. I am happy, Ornot!
I bought this to fill a gap. The thicker weight of the Polartec Powerwool stands out as a major plus. With the fiber blend you get anti stink, excellent moisture wicking and insulation properties with the added durability from the synthetic. Versatile in a wide range of temps is what I wanted and this fills that void. I am pairing this with a thin sleeveless or short sleeve base layer, but it has room for a long sleeve one as well when it’s much colder here in MN. The outer layer is either the magic shell or microclimate jacket. Both of which are superb and create one of the best clothing systems I have put together. My two complaints are the robust zipper garages and the rear pocket positioning. Zipper garage make it a pain to fully zip up after being completely unzipped to dump heat while still pedaling. The garage especially the bottom one is thick because of the fabric. Keep the top one but omit the button on next gen version. The biggest complaint is the high pockets on the back. Hard to get into and need to go up the back feeling like a contortionist. Drop them down a bit and you have a winner even if that does means lengthening the back. The sage color is quite nice and natural.
This jersey has been my go-to the last few seasons. Super comfortable and breathable, while providing warmth ranging from mid-60s down to the 20s with proper layering. The sage color looks even better in person, and you can tell the team put some thought into each detail. Go to is the Merino Base Layer + Merino Thermal Jersey + Magic jacket or a vest... no better combo during the cooler seasons!
This is my second one, I ruined one crashing on gravel and it unfortunately got shredded. This is my go to in cold weather. It's perfect for layering. I pair it with the house wind vest, thermal warmers and the thermal bibs, and It's good until low 40's Add arm warmers or the micro climate jacket, takes it into mid 30's and below.